Latvian tennis player Elena Ostapenko may have Ukrainian origin, as is the daughter of former football player Zaporozhye “metallurg” Eugene Ostapenko.
French of Roland Garros, 1 of only 4 similar in prestige in the tennis world. For the first time in 84 years in Paris won aseana athlete. Elena Ostapenko won his first professional tournament in WTA! In the final, she outplayed the offender Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, Romanian Simon Halep 4:6, 6:4, 6:3.
Interestingly, the father latviski Evgeny Ostapenko born in Zaporozhye and played for one of the Ukrainian football clubs a confession to Elena herself during the tournament.
The tennis player was unable to name the club, but reported that it was Metalurg Zaporizhya. UNIAN informs that Ostapenko’s grandmother still lives in Zaporozhye .